Shuswap Elder and UBCO Community Research Liaison Jessie Nyberg signs as a witness to the declaration of Truth and Reconciliation commitments at a special ceremony Tuesday.

“The time to act is now”

Elders, chiefs and community members from throughout the Syilx Okanagan Nation joined with students, faculty and staff at UBC Okanagan Tuesday to witness the historic signing of UBCO’s commitments to action toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip receives UBC honorary degree

Indigenous leader Grand Chief Stewart Phillip received an honorary degree at the University of British Columbia’s fall convocation ceremony on November 28.